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LINGUIST List 22.1887

Sat Apr 30 2011

Calls: Computational Linguistics, Semantics, Syntax/Spain

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

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        1.     Kim Gerdes , International Conference on Dependency Linguistics

Message 1: International Conference on Dependency Linguistics
Date: 29-Apr-2011
From: Kim Gerdes <kim.gerdesuniv-paris3.fr>
Subject: International Conference on Dependency Linguistics
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Full Title: International Conference on Dependency Linguistics
Short Title: Depling 2011

Date: 05-Sep-2011 - 07-Sep-2011
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Contact Person: Kim Gerdes
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://depling.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Semantics; Syntax

Call Deadline: 15-May-2011

Meeting Description:

International Conference on Dependency Linguistics, Depling 2011
Barcelona, September 5-7, 2011
Exploring Dependency Grammar, Semantics, and the Lexicon

The Depling conference responds to the growing need for a linguistic conference dedicated to approaches in syntax, semantics and the lexicon that are centered around dependency structures as a central linguistic notion. In the past decade, dependencies, directed labeled graph structures representing hierarchical relations between morphemes, words and semantic units, with a strong reference to the lexicon, have become the near-standard representation and annotation schemes in computational linguistics, parsing, generation, and other fields of natural language processing. The linguistic significance of these structures often remains vague, and the need for the development of common notational and formal grounds is felt strongly by many people working in these domains.

In general terms, the conference will investigate:

- The use of dependency structures in the description of linguistic phenomena for which classical simple phrase-structure based models have proven to be unsatisfactory.
- The modelling of lexical phenomena and their role in the dependency view of linguistics.
- The applications of dependency analyses to natural language processing, including machine translation, parsing, generation, information extraction, etc.

Depling 2011 will take place at the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona, organized by Leo Wanner (UPF), Lorraine Baqué (UAB), and the teams TALN (UPF) and flexSem (UAB).

The conference is chaired by Eva Hajičová (Charles University in Prague) and Kim Gerdes (Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris).

Invited Speakers:

Igor Mel'čuk (University of Montreal) and Joakim Nivre (Uppsala University)

Call for Papers:

The submission deadline has been extended to May 15, 2011.

Topics include, but are not limited to:

- The use of dependency trees in syntactic analysis, description, formalization, parsing, generation, and corpus annotation of written and spoken texts
- The use of semantic valency-based predicate and actancy graph structures and their link to classical logic
- The elaboration of formal dictionaries for dependency-based syntax and semantics, including descriptions of collocations and paradigmatic links
- Links to morphology and linearization of dependency structures, using for example topological field theories
- Dependency-like structures beyond the sentence as annotation scheme for discourse phenomena
- The description and formalization of semantic and pragmatic phenomena related to information structure
- History, epistemology, and psycholinguistic relevance of dependency grammar, including its relation to generative approaches to language

We are also interested in work on questions such as:

- What are the differences and similarities between theta roles, valencies, f-structures, TAG derivation trees, (subcategorization) frames, semantic role labelling, etc?
- Which corpus annotations using head-daughter relations on words are formally and linguistically equivalent, which are not?
- How to describe syntax-semantic interfaces between dependency structures?


The proceedings will be published as an open access publication. A selection of articles proposing interesting connections of linguistic theories and natural language processing will appear in longer versions at Springer.


Papers should describe original work; they should emphasize completed work or in the case of posters ongoing research rather than intended work, and should indicate clearly the state of completion of the reported results. Submissions will be judged on correctness, originality, technical strength, significance and relevance to the conference, and interest to the attendees.

Submissions presented at the conference should mostly contain new material that has not been presented at any other meeting with publicly available proceedings. Papers that are being submitted in parallel to other conferences or workshops must indicate this on the title page. Papers containing significant overlap with previously published work should include this information in a seperate text file (to be submitted alongside the paper on the easychair site).


The deadline for the submission of papers is 11:59pm (Pacific Standard Time (GMT-8)) May 15, 2011. Submission will be electronic in PDF format through the Depling page on EasyChair.

Papers may consist of up to 10 pages of content (including references and figures). All submissions should follow the two-column format and the style guidelines. We strongly recommend the use of the LaTeX style files, OpenDocument or Microsoft Word templates tailored for this year's conference, based on the ACL format.

Reviewing of papers will be double-blind. Therefore, the paper must not include the authors' names and affiliations. Furthermore, self-references that reveal the author's identity, e.g., 'We previously showed (Smith, 1991) ..', must be avoided. Instead, use citations such as 'Smith (1991) previously showed ..'. Papers that do not conform to these requirements will be rejected without review.



The Program Committee of the Depling 2011 Conference:

Margarita Alonso Ramos, University of La Coruña
Lorraine Baqué, Autonomous University of Barcelona
David Beck, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Xavier Blanco, Autonomous University of Barcelona
Bernd Bohnet, Stuttgart University
Igor Boguslavsky, Polytechnical University of Madrid
Marie Candito, University Paris 7
Éric de la Clergerie, University Paris 7
Michael Collins, Columbia University, New York
Benoit Crabbé, University Paris 7
Denys Duchier, University of Orléans
Jason Eisner, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Dina El Kassas, Miniya University
Gülşen Cebiroğlu Eryiğit, Istanbul Technical University
Charles J. Fillmore, University of California, Berkeley
Koldo Gojenola, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao
Jan Hajič, Charles University in Prague
Hans-Jürgen Heringer, University of Augsburg
Richard Hudson, University College London
Leonid Iomdin, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Lidija Iordanskaja, University of Montreal
Aravind Joshi, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Sylvain Kahane, University Paris Ouest
Marco Kuhlmann, Uppsala University
François Lareau, Macquarie University, Sydney
Alessandro Lenci, University of Pisa
Leonardo Lesmo, University of Turin
Haitao Liu, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou
Henning Lobin, University of Gießen
Chris Manning, Stanford University
Igor Mel'čuk, University of Montreal
Wolfgang Menzel, University of Hamburg
Kemal Oflazer, Carnegie Mellon University, Qatar
Ryan McDonald, Google Research, New York
Piet Mertens, University of Leuven
Jasmina Milićević, Dalhousie University, Halifax
Dipti Misra Sharma, IIIT, Hyderabad
Henrik Høeg Muller, Copenhagen Business School
Jee-Sun Nam, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul
Alexis Nasr, University of Marseille
Joakim Nivre, Uppsala University
Gertjan van Noord, University of Groningen
Martha Palmer, University of Colorado, Boulder
Jarmila Panevova, Charles University in Prague
Alain Polguère, Nancy University
Prokopis Prokopidis, ILSP, Athens
Owen Rambow, Columbia University, New York
Ines Rehbein, Saarland University, Saarbrücken
Petr Sgall, Charles University in Prague
Davy Temperley, University of Rochester
Robert Van Valin, Heinrich Heine University, Düsseldorf

Related Event:

The conference Depling 2011 will be held in conjunction with the Fifth International Conference on Meaning-Text Theory to take place immediately after Depling 2011.

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